ILLINOIS’ HOMEGROWN CORN PROVIDES SUSTAINABILITY FOR GENERATIONS

February 22nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Thanks to the diligence and hard work of Illinois corn farmers, Illinois corn remains the state’s leading agricultural product. The impacts of homegrown corn stretch far and...

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ETHANOL CONTRIBUTES TO THE ECONOMY

February 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The U.S. ethanol industry faced a number of regulatory and marketplace challenges in 2018, but continued to make a remarkable contribution to the nation’s economy, according to a new study...

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CHECK OUT IL CORN’S FFA JACKET FEATURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

February 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

If you’re a current FFA member, FFA alum, or just a supporter of what the FFA program in Illinois does for our youth, you’ll want to check out the FFA Jacket feature IL Corn is running on our...

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CELEBRATING OUR PRESIDENT: TED MOTTAZ

February 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Ted Mottaz of Elmwood became the Illinois Corn Growers Association President in November of 2018, and he’s been working to lead the organization and accomplish our priorities ever...

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GRASSROOTS ACTION HELPS ICGA MAINTAIN VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

February 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Every year, members tell us that their number one reason for belonging to the Illinois Corn Growers Association is because “it’s the right thing to do.”  The number two reason – for representation...

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TARMAGEDDON - WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 2018

February 14th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Join Dr. Nathan Kleczewski from the University of Illinois Extension for an update on Tar spot in corn.  This disease was first observed in the United States in 2015 in Northern Illinois and...

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WATERWAYS COUNCIL INC ADDRESSED BY SEC PERDUE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS WEEK

February 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

The Waterways Council Inc (WCI) is holding a national conference this week in Washington, D.C.  On the agenda is an address by Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and by officials from the Army Corps of...

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COME WORK WITH US: IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

February 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are excited to announce three summer internships for college students in a two- or four-year college or university.  Come...

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US GRAINS COUNCIL AND IL CORN WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE GLOBAL CORN EXPORTS

February 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is the IL Corn partner that works to promote corn and corn co-product sales around the world.    To do this, USGC takes funding from IL Corn and its many other...

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ILLINOIS HITS ANOTHER CROP YIELD PER ACRE RECORD

February 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Illinois corn farmers plowed through another trying harvest season with average yield now pegged at a record 210 bushels per acre. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural...

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NEW FACT SHEET HIGHLIGHTS ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTION

February 7th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

It will be spring, sooner or later, and with it will come the opportunity to have discussions for the choices you make on your corn farm. Consumers remain very interested in where their food comes...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM DEADLINE APPROACHING FAST

February 6th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers who wish to participate in the Market Facilitation Program and have not yet signed a CCC-910 are urged to visit their local county FSA offices by close of business on Thursday, February...

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COVER CROPS & SOIL HEALTH: THE PRACTICAL WAY FORWARD

February 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Midwest Cover Crops Council is proud to host their annual conference in Illinois for the first time this year, on February 20-21 in Springfield, IL!   The Keynote on February 21 will be...

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FARMER LEADERS DEBATE ISSUE SPECIFIC POLICY AND PROGRAM INITIATIVES

February 4th, 2019  |  Today's News

Many Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board farmer leaders are participating in a National Corn Growers Association Action Team this week.  The teams work together to...

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GRAINS COUNCIL AND MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION RECEIVE MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

February 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The Trump Administration’s trade aid package included not just direct payments to farmers of certain commodities impacted by the ongoing trade disruptions, but also monies to develop foreign...

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CROP INSURANCE USE AT 87 PERCENT OF CORN ACRES SINCE 2013

January 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

According to the U of I report yesterday, Revenue Protection is the predominate crop insurance product used for corn and soybeans in Illinois.  Many farmers use high coverage levels.  For those...

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SHUTDOWN IMPACTS USMCA RATIFICATION

January 30th, 2019  |  Today's News

Politico is reporting that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) investigation into the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade will be delayed by 35 days, consistent with the...

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RECORD-SETTING SALES TO KOREA SINCE KORUS

January 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

South Korea is buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates, due in large part to the free trade agreement between it and the United States, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement or KORUS,...

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SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH TO RECEIVE WCI LEADERSHIP SERVICE AWARD

January 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth will receive the Waterway Council Inc’s (WCI) 18th Annual Leadership Service Award on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2019, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington,...

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FARMERS CAN EVALUATE 2019 CROP INSURANCE DECISIONS

January 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Illinois corn farmers can now download the 2019 Crop Insurance Decision Tool, available here in the FAST section of FarmDoc.    This tool is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing seven...

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